A satisfying classic.
Insight into the differences between Victorian and modern attitudes. Sometimes I liked theirs better! Loyalty, honor and patience were so highly valued. And people who behaved badly mostly reaped the consequences.
His voice suits the subject matter perfectly - measured and modulated, but capable of intensity, while it is possible to distinguish several versions of accent and tone to represent the various characters.
It is a long book, which can be a detriment for reading - it's hard to find the time. But it makes the audiobook great value: many hours of entertainment for a single credit!
Would highly recommend this book.
All the characters have depth and engaged my emotions - loved some, hated one, cried with several.
Wonderful and complex portrayal of the characters with his many voices, accents and dialects.
too long to listening to in one sitting, but hated to put it down.
Couple Dickens at the height of his powers with a practiced and nimble narrator like Vance and the result is magic, a before-you-can-blink transport to the harsh social and economic juggernaut that was Victorian England. Vance's vocal maturity and manifest creativity yield captivating characters and bring the page to life. A masterful rendering.
This version was extremely well narrated. Although this is not my favorite Dickens novel, it is fun and engrossing and was a real pleasure to listen to.
the narrators voice has overall been excellent.
He has performed admirably to broadcast this classic which is really beyond reproach
not finished listening yet.
justice does excist
not finished listening yet but what great expectations.
Even though Dickens consistently indulges in hyperbole and melodrama, it can't seriously detract from his brilliant, dry wit and amazing ability to create compelling characters and produce wonderful dialogue.Simon Vance did a great job of reading this. I particularly liked his pace and expression.
It rings true.
Alot of talent! He is able to increase both the humor and the tension in the story with his expressive voice and excellent timing.
Yes. I cried when Mr. Dick approaches David to tell him that he can help Doctor Strong and his wife because he knows he is mentally ill and that this factor will help him to approach the problem where someone else could not. I have a retarded brother and I can tell now and then that he does sense the difference between himself and others and it does bother him.
O how I wish we had the values and morals found in Dickens in our society today
No, but it sure comes close.
The performance, Dicken's humor. To listen to the story as an adult after having loved it as a teenager is a real treat. Far more moving than I expected, especially when David begins to reflect on his "undisciplined heart."
Love listening to non-fiction & fiction if the story is exciting.Favorite narrator: Simon Vance! Also loved The Goldfinch!
Simon Vance makes any book come alive.
Great Expectations was equally as good.
Just as good. I have several audiobooks narrated by him & love them all.
Dickens has a way of making me giggle, which I love. There were some special moments when he describes the interaction between mother & baby.
I wish we used vocabulary as multi-colored as Dickens.
I read somewhere that Queen Victoria's favorite book was David Copperfield, I know why now. It's timeless and intriguing.
This is my 4th Dickens book, and Copperfield is the best.
Charles Dickens was an amazing writer. This is a must read. The story just takes you in and you live it all with David Copperfield.